Nominees announced for 2014 MTV EMA

Fan favourites dominate music awards show line-up
One Direction will go up against their recent support act, 5 Seconds of Summer.
One Direction will go up against their recent support act, 5 Seconds of Summer.

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MTV today revealed the nominees for the 2014 MTV EMA, the annual music awards show that celebrates the year’s hottest artists from around the globe.

Among the various categories, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift will go head-to-head for Best Female and Best Look, while the queens of hip hop, Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea, will show down in two categories: Best Hip Hop and Best Look.

Aussie exports 5 Seconds of Summer are also up against the guys they've been supporting on tour recently, as they do battle with One Direction in the Best Pop category.

Their legions of followers will also face-off Twitter-style in the Biggest Fans category. The category gives fans a chance to vote for their favourite artists via Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #EMABiggestFans along with the artists’ names.

The official hashtags are:
• #EMABiggestFans1D
• #EMABiggestFans5SOS
• #EMABiggestFansJustinBieber
• #EMABiggestFansNickiMinaj
• #EMABiggestFansArianaGrande

There is also a Best Middle East Act category, which sees Jana, Cairokee, Mohammed Assaf, Omar Basaad and Saad Lamjarred form the line-up of nominees.

Voting is now open for all categories in the 2014 MTV EMA at mtvema.com, voting will close on 8 November 2014.

The show will broadcast live from The Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday, 9 November at 9pm CET.

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